I saw in your eyes and I saw the way you carried yourself that you’re not a happy person. And I think you need something. And if you want to call it a friend, you can call it a friend.
—Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
You may have a friend you don’t know you’ve got.
—Shane, Shane (1953)
Friendship is the booze they feed you. They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong.
—Lester Bangs, Almost Famous (2000)
You don’t have to worry, Kid. I ain’t gonna kill you. You’re the only friend I got. —Will Munny, Unforgiven (1992)
You could be happy here. I could take care of you. I wouldn’t let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T.
—Elliot, E.T.: the Extra-‐Terrestrial (1982)
There’s a point, far out there when the structures fail you, and the rules aren’t weapons anymore, they’re shackles letting the bad guy get ahead. One day you may face such a moment of crisis. And in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did, to plunge their hands into the filth so that you can keep yours clean! —Jim Gordon, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)